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Old 06-19-2005, 02:45 AM
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1955 Ford truck engines

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I found that if you have a red Y and need to redo it the proper red, you can use Plastikote "Ford Red". The other stuff that I can't think of offhand comes out kind of orangey-red. Not like Chevy orange, but not the right red.

Wihs I woulda known that before I painted my intake and timing covers BLACK! But, it's a '60, so I can get away w/black.....but I wanted RED!!!
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hi; they used a lot of 256's in light duty and buses that were yellow like the 54 merc. 256's.
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What I have seen are that 1954 and 1955 239 blocks are yellow with silver valve covers and as Bigwin56f100 states his 56 is yellow, it could be that they carried a 239 over to that year to, Do you know what size the engine is?. 55 & 56 272 were red with red valve covers. I have a later 62 C1TE with the steel crank from a dump truck or school bus and that motor is gold with gold valve covers. I took pictures before of many blocks and sent to someone on this subject.
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hello; the 500-600's from 54 to 57 used a lot of 256's and they had yellow blocks like the 54 merc.
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factory pic.

hi kevin; if you look closely you'll see that the second engine on the floor in the background is a v-8, red with black valve covers and a t-bird rear sump oil pan, wayne.
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What I have seen are that 1954 and 1955 239 blocks are yellow with silver valve covers and as Bigwin56f100 states his 56 is yellow, it could be that they carried a 239 over to that year to, Do you know what size the engine is?. 55 & 56 272 were red with red valve covers. I have a later 62 C1TE with the steel crank from a dump truck or school bus and that motor is gold with gold valve covers. I took pictures before of many blocks and sent to someone on this subject.
All '54 Ford truck engines were red with argent valve covers and other accessories black, regardless of size.

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You know I started this a long time ago and it's not a dead thread. I still pay attention to the info, opinions, and photo examples of this debate. This is extremely helpful to restorations and fact-finding people. It really is! This is a very valuable thread. Every time I think it's slipped away for good, here comes more info!

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it would be nice to find someone from ford to find out if they could used different colors at different plants since 54's were made in detroit and cleveland.
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yes you are right. The 239's were built at the Rouge plant in Dearborn in the early part of the '54 production year. The engines were built at the Cleveland plant in the latter half of the year. I believe they were all painted red. I do not know the date or tiem of year when they made the switch to the Cleveland plant. My 239 was built at the Cleveland plant. It has a small 'F' inside a big "C" signifying it was made at the CLeveland Foundary.

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Wonder if some of them got their information from sales brochures. Those engine pix are almost always wrong.

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Somewhere in this thread, there is a theory that in mid '58, Ford changed the color of the Y block in trucks to red block w/black valve covers. The first part of '58 was still yellow block with silver covers. I'm guessing that the 292 wasn't offered until later in '58, and this was when the red/black engines started appearing.

4Speed sent me an auction going on now for a '58 F250 that is showing a yellow block with silver covers. This is photo proof that the 272s remained in early '58s, with the previous paint scheme carried over!

The Ebay Item number: 8014858373 Check it out.
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i'll take that e-mail... i've got a 56 and i'm getting ready to start a rebuild of the 272.
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well dun janet so what colour was a 1963 f700 292 and was the australia colours the same ????
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I can vouch that my '54 F-250 has the red block with silver valve covers!
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